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Off to Brugge, to bring 45 vintage prints to 44Gallery where they will be exhibited starting May 4th… The prints will be for sale. There are only 1 or 2 copies of those prints around, handmade some 30 years ago in my darkroom.

It is also some 30 years I haven’t been to Brugge. Hasn’t changed that much. But then Brugge hasn’t changed a lot since 600 years. That’s why it is trampled by thousands of tourists.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 21/04/2014: Gare du Nord.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 21/04/2014: Gare du Nord.

BELGIUM, Brugge (West Vlaanderen). 21/04/2014: Tourists.

BELGIUM, Brugge (West Vlaanderen). 21/04/2014: Tourists.

BELGIUM, Brugge (West Vlaanderen). 21/04/2014: Tourists.

BELGIUM, Brugge (West Vlaanderen). 21/04/2014: Tourists.

BELGIUM, Brugge (West Vlaanderen). 21/04/2014: Tourists.

BELGIUM, Brugge (West Vlaanderen). 21/04/2014: Tourists.

BELGIUM, Brugge (West Vlaanderen). 21/04/2014: Tourists.

BELGIUM, Brugge (West Vlaanderen). 21/04/2014: Tourists.

BELGIUM, Brugge (West Vlaanderen). 21/04/2014: Tourists.

BELGIUM, Brugge (West Vlaanderen). 21/04/2014: Tourists.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 21/04/2014: Place Rogier.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 21/04/2014: Place Rogier.

More on ‘This is not Belgium’ HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, or HERE

Hopefully there will be some time for me to work a bit more on ‘This Is Not Belgium’ during my stay there.

For more see HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, or HERE

BELGIUM, Middelkerke (West Vlaanderen).19/04/2014:

BELGIUM, Middelkerke (West Vlaanderen).19/04/2014:

BELGIUM, Middelkerke (West Vlaanderen).19/04/2014:

BELGIUM, Middelkerke (West Vlaanderen).19/04/2014:

BELGIUM, Middelkerke (West Vlaanderen).19/04/2014: Tourists during Easter holidays.

BELGIUM, Middelkerke (West Vlaanderen).19/04/2014: Tourists during Easter holidays.

BELGIUM, Middelkerke (West Vlaanderen).19/04/2014:

BELGIUM, Middelkerke (West Vlaanderen).19/04/2014:

A never seen before crowd ran over Kep during Khmer New Year, putting a very high pressure on the crab population this usually quiet little sea resort is famous for.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2015: Crab market at the seaside resort of Kep during Khmer New Year affluence.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2015: Crab market at the seaside resort of Kep during Khmer New Year affluence.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Sea resort Kep prepares for Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Sea resort Kep prepares for Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Sea resort Kep prepares for Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Sea resort Kep prepares for Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2015: Preparations for Khmer New Year affluence at the seaside resort of Kep.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2015: Preparations for Khmer New Year affluence at the seaside resort of Kep.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Sea resort Kep prepares for Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Sea resort Kep prepares for Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Sea resort Kep prepares for Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Sea resort Kep prepares for Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Sea resort Kep prepares for Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Sea resort Kep prepares for Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Tourists enjoying the beach during Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Tourists enjoying the beach during Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Tourists enjoying the beach during Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Tourists enjoying the beach during Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Tourists enjoying the beach during Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Tourists enjoying the beach during Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2015: Tourists arriving at the seaside resort of Kep during Khmer New Year affluence.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2015: Tourists arriving at the seaside resort of Kep during Khmer New Year affluence.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2015: Khmer New Year affluence at the seaside resort of Kep.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2015: Khmer New Year affluence at the seaside resort of Kep.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Crab sellers prepare for Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Crab sellers prepare for Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2015: Crab market at the seaside resort of Kep during Khmer New Year affluence.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2015: Crab market at the seaside resort of Kep during Khmer New Year affluence.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2015: Khmer New Year affluence at the seaside resort of Kep.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2015: Khmer New Year affluence at the seaside resort of Kep.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2015: Bathing suits for sale during Khmer New Year affluence at the seaside resort of Kep.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2015: Bathing suits for sale during Khmer New Year affluence at the seaside resort of Kep.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2015: Khmer New Year affluence at the seaside resort of Kep.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2015: Khmer New Year affluence at the seaside resort of Kep.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2015: Tourist resting during Khmer New Year affluence at the seaside resort of Kep.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2015: Tourist resting during Khmer New Year affluence at the seaside resort of Kep.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2015: Traffic jam near crab market at the seaside resort of Kep during Khmer New Year affluence.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2015: Traffic jam near crab market at the seaside resort of Kep during Khmer New Year affluence.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2015: Khmer New Year affluence at the seaside resort of Kep.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2015: Khmer New Year affluence at the seaside resort of Kep.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Monkey enjoying the food during Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Monkey enjoying the food during Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Sea resort Kep prepares for Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Sea resort Kep prepares for Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Prouh (Kep). 14/04/2014: 14/04/2014: Water on lotus flower leaf at the pagoda.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Prouh (Kep). 14/04/2014: 14/04/2014: Water on lotus flower leaf at the pagoda.

More on Kep HERE

At 8:07 AM this morning the Thevada for the Khmer New Year was welcomed by the Cambodians. He was presented offerings at the doorsteps, rich and poor alike. Negotiations between the old Thevada and the new one will go on for the next couple of days before the old year vanishes and the new one starts for real. Time for a change…

A happy Khmer New Year to all…

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Offerings to the new Thevada for Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Offerings to the new Thevada for Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Offerings to the new Thevada for Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Offerings to the new Thevada for Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Offerings to the new Thevada for Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Offerings to the new Thevada for Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Offerings to the new Thevada for Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Offerings to the new Thevada for Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Offerings to the new Thevada for Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Offerings to the new Thevada for Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Offerings to the new Thevada for Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Offerings to the new Thevada for Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Offerings to the new Thevada for Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Offerings to the new Thevada for Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Offerings to the new Thevada for Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Offerings to the new Thevada for Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Offerings to the new Thevada for Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Offerings to the new Thevada for Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Offerings to the new Thevada for Khmer New Year.

CAMBODIA. Kep. 14/04/2014: Offerings to the new Thevada for Khmer New Year.

I keep documenting changes in landscapes of areas people were evicted from. Here are the latest additions to that story on my website.

Does anyone with a witty pen and an interest in urbanism feel like writing a text for this body of work? If so shoot me an email, I’ll explain more…

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 10/04/2014: Development projects on Koh Pich.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 10/04/2014: Development projects on Koh Pich.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 10/04/2014: Development projects on Koh Pich.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 10/04/2014: Development projects on Koh Pich.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 10/04/2014: Development projects on Koh Pich.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 10/04/2014: Development projects on Koh Pich.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 10/04/2014: Development projects on Koh Pich and on land where evicted Group 78 used to be.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 10/04/2014: Development projects on Koh Pich and on land where evicted Group 78 used to be.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 10/04/2014: Development projects on land where the evicted Sambok Chap community used to live.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 10/04/2014: Development projects on land where the evicted Sambok Chap community used to live.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 11/04/2014: Near completion of the second Chroy Changva bridge. At a cost of $US 27,5 million, financed by the People's Republic of China.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 11/04/2014: Near completion of the second Chroy Changva bridge. At a cost of $US 27,5 million, financed by the People's Republic of China.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 11/04/2014: Near completion of the second Chroy Changva bridge. At a cost of $US 27,5 million, financed by the People's Republic of China.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 11/04/2014: Near completion of the second Chroy Changva bridge. At a cost of $US 27,5 million, financed by the People's Republic of China.

Press conference with CNRP co-president Sam Rainsy at the party headquarters in Chak Angré: an exercise in variation for the photographer…

So the opposition CNRP will not go to the Royal Palace tomorrow, on the eve of the Khmer New Year festivities, to tell King Sihamoni they agree to finally, after several months of boycott, join the National Assembly. First because Kem Sokha, one of the CNRP co-presidents, is not in Cambodia but mainly because there remains one sticky point in the agreement to be concluded with the ruling CPP: the dates for the anticipated elections.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 10/04/2014: Sam Rainsy, co-president of the opposition CNRP, at a press conference announcing the near completion of an agreement with the ruling CPP regarding the electoral reform and the next election date.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 10/04/2014: Sam Rainsy, co-president of the opposition CNRP, at a press conference announcing the near completion of an agreement with the ruling CPP regarding the electoral reform and the next election date.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 10/04/2014: Sam Rainsy, co-president of the opposition CNRP, at a press conference announcing the near completion of an agreement with the ruling CPP regarding the electoral reform and the next election date.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 10/04/2014: Sam Rainsy, co-president of the opposition CNRP, at a press conference announcing the near completion of an agreement with the ruling CPP regarding the electoral reform and the next election date.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 10/04/2014: Sam Rainsy, co-president of the opposition CNRP, at a press conference announcing the near completion of an agreement with the ruling CPP regarding the electoral reform and the next election date.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 10/04/2014: Sam Rainsy, co-president of the opposition CNRP, at a press conference announcing the near completion of an agreement with the ruling CPP regarding the electoral reform and the next election date.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 10/04/2014: Sam Rainsy, co-president of the opposition CNRP, at a press conference announcing the near completion of an agreement with the ruling CPP regarding the electoral reform and the next election date.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 10/04/2014: Sam Rainsy, co-president of the opposition CNRP, at a press conference announcing the near completion of an agreement with the ruling CPP regarding the electoral reform and the next election date.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 10/04/2014: Sam Rainsy, co-president of the opposition CNRP, at a press conference announcing the near completion of an agreement with the ruling CPP regarding the electoral reform and the next election date.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 10/04/2014: Sam Rainsy, co-president of the opposition CNRP, at a press conference announcing the near completion of an agreement with the ruling CPP regarding the electoral reform and the next election date.

I updated the story I did on Rohingya refugees from Myanmar in Bangladesh back in 1992 with new scans and never before edited photographs.

The full story on my website can be found HERE.

BANGLADESH. Uludia. 6/06/1992: Burmese (Rohingya) refugees. MSF nutrition center.

BANGLADESH. Uludia. 6/06/1992: Burmese (Rohingya) refugees. MSF nutrition center.

BANGLADESH. Maricha. 2/06/1992: Burmese (Rohingya), refugees at a feeding center run by MSF.

BANGLADESH. Maricha. 2/06/1992: Burmese (Rohingya), refugees at a feeding center run by MSF.

BANGLADESH. Dechua 2. 9/06/1992: Burmese (Rohingya) refugees. MSF nutrition center.

BANGLADESH. Dechua 2. 9/06/1992: Burmese (Rohingya) refugees. MSF nutrition center.

BANGLADESH. Maricha. 2/06/1992: Burmese (Rohingya), refugees. First help in a dispensary run by the Ministry of Health.

BANGLADESH. Maricha. 2/06/1992: Burmese (Rohingya), refugees. First help in a dispensary run by the Ministry of Health.

BANGLADESH. Maricha. 2/06/1992: Burmese (Rohingya), refugees at a feeding center run by MSF.

BANGLADESH. Maricha. 2/06/1992: Burmese (Rohingya), refugees at a feeding center run by MSF.

Various worker’s unions tipped off the press that they would distribute leaflets at both Canadia Industrial Park and Bright Sky factory, calling for a worker’s walkout after Khmer New Year, one way to alleviate if not to prevent harassment by the authorities. And so it happened. The operation went on unhindered despite the army patrols along Veng Sreng street and the military helicopter scanning the area a few times from the sky. Several hundred leaflets were distributed by a handfull of militants to workers from the Canadia Industrial Park leaving the premises for lunch.

The operation at Bright Sky factory was less successful as it turned out most of the workers preferred to stay inside the cafetaria of the factory. Meanwhile thousands of workers further down Veng Sreng street were having their lunch break without having seen the flyers…

This is a follow-up post on my ebook ‘A Fine Thread’, available for your iPad on iTunes HERE.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 9/04/2014: Members of various unions distribute leaflets to Canadia Industrial Park workers going home during lunch time, calling upon them to go on strike after Khmer New Year, following the social turmoil of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 9/04/2014: Members of various unions distribute leaflets to Canadia Industrial Park workers going home during lunch time, calling upon them to go on strike after Khmer New Year, following the social turmoil of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 9/04/2014: 'Moto dup' reading leaflets distributed by union members calling for factory workers to walkout, following the social turmoil of the post 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 9/04/2014: 'Moto dup' reading leaflets distributed by union members calling for factory workers to walkout, following the social turmoil of the post 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 9/04/2014: Members of various unions distribute leaflets to Bright Sky factory workers going home during lunch time, calling upon them to go on strike after Khmer New Year, following the social turmoil of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 9/04/2014: Members of various unions distribute leaflets to Bright Sky factory workers going home during lunch time, calling upon them to go on strike after Khmer New Year, following the social turmoil of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 9/04/2014: Workers from Bright Sky factory read leaflets distributed by union members calling upon them to hold a walkout after Khmer New Year, following the social turmoil of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 9/04/2014: Workers from Bright Sky factory read leaflets distributed by union members calling upon them to hold a walkout after Khmer New Year, following the social turmoil of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 9/04/2014: Factory workers returning home for lunch along Veng Sreng street which is being renovated.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 9/04/2014: Factory workers returning home for lunch along Veng Sreng street which is being renovated.